QUEBEC CITY – Quebec Liberals have tabled legislation to allow transgender teenagers aged 14 and above to seek permission to legally change their name and gender designation on their birth certificates.
If one of the parents objects, the request will not be granted.
In the case of children 13 and under, the request must come from one of the parents.
Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallée tabled Bill 103 Tuesday afternoon.
Vallée said the Civil Code would be changed to accommodate transgender minors and that Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms would be modified so all discrimination related to gender identity is explicitly prohibited.